Week Around the Ists

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Week Around the Ists

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Photo by squeakyrat from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Torontoist discovered a warning label affixed to some of the newspaper boxes of one of its daily papers.
  • DCist was saddened by the tragic death of 22-year-old bicyclist Alice Swanson, who was killed when a garbage truck ran her over in a busy intersection. A "ghost bike" was erected in her honor just north of Dupont Circle.
  • Shanghaiist was caught up all week with the gruesome murder of Canadian model Diana O'Brien.
  • SFist sent a "Dear John" letter to SF taxicabs, breaking up with them due to their continuing incompetence.
  • Londonist celebrated the impending arrival of Google's 'Street View' feature to the capital, complete with automatic 'face-blurring technology' to protect the privacy of sensitive citizens.
  • Phillyist got ready for the beach—and shared their favorite memories.
  • LAist broke a story about a "road rage" motorist who injured two cyclists on 4th of July. The story then prompted major TV stations and newspapers to pick up on it. By Friday, the LA City Council introduced a motion for a citywide Cyclists' Bill of Rights.
  • Chicagoist reported on local political candidates sparring over a soldier's right to watch porn.
  • Bostonist pondered bringing Barry Bonds to town.
  • Gothamist was surprised to learn that Representative Charles Rangel has four rent-stabilized apartments in his Harlem building, especially since the building's owner typically forces rent stabilized tenants out in favor of market-rate tenants.
  • Last Updated 14 July 2008